Support for Readers

Diocesan Reader Council

The Reader Council looks after Diocesan Reader gatherings. Ruth Cook is Secretary and Chris Stocks processes the Reader Returns.

The Reader Retreat is organised by a member of the Reader Council. This usually takes place every two years at Ammerdown. There is also an annual social event for Readers. In 2019 it was held at Bath Racecourse.

Support for Readers

The Warden of Readers

 Simon Hill has overall responsibility for Reader Ministry in the Diocese. Julia Gratton is his PA and responsible for renewal of licences.

The Archdeaconry Wardens

Trevor Cranshaw (Bath); Robin Lodge (Taunton); Graham Witts (Wells) have pastoral responsibility for Readers in their archdeaconry.

Deanery Wardens

Each deanery has a Deanery Warden who is a Reader who provides a listening ear and organises local gatherings. Please do contact the Wardens’ administrator Julia Gratton if you don’t know who your Warden is.

Lay Ministries Enabler

Jill Perrett has responsibility for Reader training and is spokesperson for Reader ministry in the Diocesan Office. Leonie Jones is Lay Ministries Administrator.